Cora Love: "This is me. I am free."

In this video, the Moyo Team interviews Cora Love who shares her journey of fully embracing her gender identity and describes the freedom this brings.

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Reflecting on Cora Love's Journey

Use the questions and conversation topics below to reflect on the Encounter, "This is me. I am free". Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.

Take what you learned from the Encounter "This is me. I am free." and spend more time reflecting on the ideas Cora presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

  1. Gender is typically thought of as being binary, but we learn from Cora that gender is on a spectrum.  Now consider how we place binary gender norms on people and inanimate objects.  For example: clothes, colors, toys, play activities, jobs, abilities, character traits, etc. In what ways do these objects and activities influence the way we understand gender?
  2. Cora talks about being uncomfortable the first time she goes out dressed in feminine clothing.  You might also experience discomfort around a person who is transgender for the first time.  How can this mutual discomfort be a starting point to build a relationship?
  3. In the video Cora says, “F___ what people think.  This is me. I am free.”  What would community look like if we all had the courage to say the same thing?  How can we give others the space to be who they are?


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What would you like to do next with Cora Love: "This is me. I am free."?

Take Action

Learn More to be a Transgender Ally

These links and resources provide helpful information so that you can learn more about how to become an ally and support to the transgender community.

  1. Cora works with a group called the Tennessee Vals, or the Middle Tennessee Transgender Support & Social Group. You can learn more about their work here. This groups helps to educate and support those dealing with personal issues and concerns related to sexual identity and/or gender identity, both by those defined as transgender and those in relationships with transgender persons.
  2. Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. They also offer a thorough and helpful list of website, infographics, and other educational materials here.
  3. GLAAD offers a list of important tips for transgender allies.
  4. Here is a Guide to Being a Trans Ally created by Straight for Equality.
  5. Learn the facts about the transgender community and suicide risks to work towards preventing these deaths. Share the facts below on social media to raise awareness.

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